I need the best bang for your buck motherboard that is capable of good performance on a Quadcore 6700.
The following is required:
1 (firewire) connection or more for the case (The back end isn't important, I want one for the front of my case)
6 or more USB 2.0 connections (Case and back of motherboard combined)
1 E-sata connection
4 or more Sata
2 IDE driver connectsion (though one IDE with jumper works for 2 DVD drives)
Decent over clocking potential (I will not overclock initially, and will not go to the extreme) 3.2 maybe?
Decent built in audio
Currently looking at the following http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Reviews say it has an onboard firewire, even though newegg.com doesn't show it. What do you guys think? $150 range.